Understanding Hemodialysis Dry Weight

Hemodialysis Dry Weight - kidney talk

Fluid management is a difficult science in hemodialysis. Dry weight involves a lot of guess work and if incorrectly addressed can cause cramping, crashing, fluid overload and impact your heart’s overall health. Anne Diroll, CNN is a clinical support specialist for Hema Metrics. She explains the benefits of blood volume monitoring to help people with kidney disease dialyze to their optimal dry weight.

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Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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